Thursday, October 29, 2009

OTRCH to feature discussion on equity for underserved communities

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) will hold its annual fundraiser this evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Music Hall Ballroom.

"Evolving with Neighborhood Change: Fostering Opportunity, Equity, and Cultural Celebration" will feature as keynote speaker Kalima Rose, senior director of the PolicyLink Center for Infrastructure Equity.

At PolicyLink, Rose, helps local and statewide groups implement economic stimulus funds for greater workforce participation and new investments in underserved communities.

Since 2005, she has led the organization's Gulf Coast recovery work, collaborating with community organizations to shape the equitable rebuilding of New Orleans and other parts of Lousiana.

A question and answer session will follow. The Miami University Center for Community Engagement will then be presented with the first annual Partner in Building Our Beloved Community Award.

The MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir also will perform.

Tickets are $50 apiece, or $300 for a table of eight. To register or for more information, contact Sarah Allan at (513) 381-1171 or by e-mail at

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, formed in 2006 from a merger of ReSTOC and Over-the-Rhine Housing Network, is a non-profit working to build and sustain a diverse neighborhood. Focusing on affordable housing, the organization manages and develops properties, helps build community, and provides education and advocacy programs supporting homeless and low-income people and families.

Previous reading on BC:
OTRCH: Jimmy Heath House is not 'shelter', but a proven concept (6/22/09)
City Home photo update, 12/13/08 (12/18/08)
Blogger Tour of Living, Part II (10/2/08)
City Home photo update, 8/4/08 (8/12/08)
City approves OTR property sales (5/27/08)